Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in Somerset

Holwell
Aisholt
Broadway Pound
East Anstey
Mells
Crewkerne
St Michael Church
Tracebridge
Tytherington
Milverton
Lower Stratton
Compass
Northwick
Bishops Lydeard
Sampford Brett
Clewer
Higher Holton
Middle Stoughton
Meare
Higher Vexford
Up Mudford
Winsford
Biddisham
Oare
Poole
Monkton Heathfield
Forton
Easton
Bodden
Charlton Musgrove
Buckland Down
Chedzoy
Downside
Tarr
Latcham
Batch
Churchinford
Runnington
Trull
Nimmer
Milborne Wick
Marshall's Elm
Lawford
Northay
Chilton Trinity
Street on the Fosse
Lower Halsway
Alhampton
Stocklinch
Wilkinthroop
Chapmanslade
Border
Edbrook
Adsborough
Berkley Marsh
Kingstone
Higher Beetham
Upper Westholme
Penselwood
Higher Foddington
Hele
Stoke sub Hamdon
Torre
Athelney
Four Forks
Stathe
Hare
Dodhill
Buckland Dinham
Holywell
Lower Key
Coombe
Pedwell
Pickney
Curry Rivel
Chard
Hatch Beauchamp
Cucklington
Haydon
Netherton
Dimmer
Moorlinch
Atherstone
Woolcotts
North Wootton
Halse
Spaxton
Sutton Montis
Higher Chillington
Fitzhead
Moortown
Edgarley
Rode
Old Down
Seven Ash
Heale
Hardington Moor
Whitchurch
Barwick
Berrow
Midelney
Easton Town
Langford Budville
Roundham
Orchard Portman
Upper Benter
Bradford-on-Tone
Eastertown
Stream
Pyleigh
Priddy
Rodgrove
Walton
Batcombe
Stembridge
Frost Street
Chilton Cantelo
Hurcot
West End
Lattiford
Yenston
Misterton
Ash Priors
Chidgley
Cothelstone
Upper Milton
West Hatch
Asney
New England
Piltown
West Bagborough
Southwood
West Compton
Chipstable
West Huntspill
Bonson
Dunster
Sweethay
Lower Wellisford
Withybrook
Fulford
Ilchester Mead
East Water
Willett
Upper Coxley
Pightley
Green Ore
Litton
Eyewell
Foxcote
Langaller
Dundon Hayes
Podimore
Brushford
Wadeford
Selworthy
Bawdrip
Lower Burrow
Ruggin
Lydford-on Fosse
Puddlebridge
Hillfarrance
Hinton St George
North Barrow
Thrupe
Clavelshay
Stoke St Mary
Bagley Green
Egford
Toulton
Leigh Common
Huntham
Ford
Lower Aisholt
Bridgehampton
Compton Durville
Corfe
Wood
Oakhill
Webbington
Southway
Edington
Preston Bowyer
Kingswood
Durnfield
Coleford
Plot Gate
Westport
Terhill
Greylake
Trudoxhill
Northway
Standerwick
Greenham
Sherborne
Bratton
Puriton
Slape Cross
Chapel Cleeve
Fulwood
Dipford
Battleborough
Hardington
Otterhampton
Chapel Allerton
Beer
STAWLEY
Parchey
Great Elm
North Brewham
South Horrington
West Bradley
Langley Marsh
Wortheal
Chilton Polden
Lopen
Bulford
Lyatts
Daw's Green
Gare Hill
Stout
Pathe
Thorngrove
Enmore
Rock
Cowbridge
Knighton
Holly Brook
Vole
West Coker
Hillcommon
Raddington
Havyatt
Horton
East Compton
Combe Throop
Watchfield
Golsoncott
Whitney Bottom
Furringdons Cross
Whitefield
Panborough
Upcott
Lower Marston
Ellicombe
North Town
West Monkton
Lower Vexford
Laverton
Skilgate
Butleigh
Radstock
South Cadbury
Andersea
Woolverton
Primmore Corner
Weare
Ilchester and Lindinis Roman Town
Bickenhall
Milton
Ruishton
Brinscombe
Charlton Horethorne
East Chinnock
Charlton
Ditcheat
Little Keyford
Thurlbear
Bason Bridge
Tintinhull
Combe St Nicholas
Slough Green
Parbrook
Upton
Pibsbury
North Cheriton
Hornblotton Green
Mark
Whatley
Puckington
Nynehead
East Coker
Chelston
Greylake Fosse
Howleigh
Holford
Shawford
Perry Green
Thorne St Margaret
Courtway
Allerford
Sutton Bingham
Chantry
Porlock
White Ball
Ilton
Cotford St Luke
Middle Chinnock
Beercrocombe
Knowle St Giles
Carhampton
Friarn
Feltham
West Lyng
Dowlish Wake
Winsham
Bathway
Fivehead
Nettlecombe
Corton Denham
Hapsford
Blackford
Wooten Hall
Drayton
Taunton
Chilthorne Domer
Bleadney
Wincanton
Killing's Knap
Street
Sticklynch
Yeabridge
Lydmarsh
Pict's Hill
Low Ham
Maundown
Preston
Hardington Mandeville
West Lydford
Ilminster
Blackmoor
East Quantoxhead
Whitestaunton
Flaxpool
Nailsbourne
Milton Clevedon
Old Cleeve
Moorland and Northmoor Green
Littleton
Hatch Green
Stowell
Monksilver
Helland
Greinton
Broomhill
Hambridge
Whitecross
Ludney
Ridgeway
Burridge
Green Parlour
Small Way
Battleton
Swell
Burton
Sampford Arundel
Nether Stowey
Fitzroy
Dyche
Westowe
Coursley
Horner
Holcombe
West Camel
Woodlands
Washbrook
Curry Mallet
Creech Heathfield
Isle Abbotts
Hoccombe
West Stoughton
Payton
Kingsdon
Townsend
Old Way
Cannard's Grave
Dommett
Yeovilton
Theale
Knapp
Witcombe
Blagdon Hill
Pye Corner
Crickham
East Lyng
Hockholler
Weston Town
Dulcote
Tacker Street
Windmill Hill
Puddle Town
Othery
Chiselborough
Lamyatt
Steanbow
Walcombe
Leigh upon Mendip
Rowberrow
Kingsbury Episcopi
Minehead
Tuckerton
Stewley
Prestleigh
Lilstock
Shapwick
West Luccombe
Ilford
Plot Street
Hale
Burnham-on-Sea
Mudford Sock
Brympton D'Evercy
Weacombe
Ham
Porlockford
Lower Godney
Radlet
Wales
Lower Chilton Cantelo
North Curry
Montacute
Broadway
Kilton
Shoreditch
Staplegrove
Knole
West Lambrook
Rook's Nest
Shopnoller
South Brewham
Walford
Peasmarsh
Adscombe
Oath
Brent Knoll
Stoney Stoke
Frome
Netherclay
Wick
Woodram
Shepton Montague
East End
Southmarsh
Rydon
Cricket Malherbie
Brompton Regis
Muchelney
Mid Lambrook
Stoford
Duddlestone
Dinnington
Hemington
Moor
Listock
Sea
Darvole
Pear Ash
Knowle
Kilve
Washford
Castle Cary
Worminster
Wyke Champflower
Blatchbridge
Curload
Westcombe
Abbas Combe
Waterlip
Chilson
Somerton
Butleigh Wootton
Lyng
Stoney Stratton
Kilmersdon
Babcary
Cloford
Leighland Chapel
Watergore
Alstone
Hornblotton
Hewish
Croscombe
Rockwell Green
Bradney
Draycott
Lovington
Speckington
Berhill
Winter Well
Handy Cross
Escott
West Yeo
Ashton
Kingston St Mary
Compton Bishop
Stogursey
Chelynch
Higher Burrow
Brindham
Tellisford
Thornfalcon
Yarley
Compton Pauncefoot
Langport
Gotton
Charlton Adam
Lottisham
Moolham
Ston Easton
West Horrington
Buscott
Launcherley
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Laverley
Muchelney Ham
Williton
Whitelackington
West Pennard
Hinton
Meare Green
Yeovil
Barrington
Riding Gate
Outwood
Durston
Rudge
Long Sutton
Bridgetown
East Brent
Newbury
Doniford
Stringston
Stapleton
Horsey
Westham
Burrowbridge
Mudgley
Pilton
Rapps
Upton Noble
Dowlish Ford
Bratton Seymour
Marston Magna
Martock
North Coker
East Street
Coat
Cross
Farringdon
Wedmore
Doulting
Cossington
Stone Allerton
Henley
Huntstile
North Cadbury
Upper Cheddon
Yarford
Yarlington
Hedging
Lowton
Bathpool
Westford
Pudleigh
Rich's Holford
Chardleigh Green
Barrow
Holywell Lake
Keinton Mandeville
Coultings
Blackwater
Combe Florey
Over Stowey
Stoke Trister
Wrantage
Aller
Bossington
Rodney Stoke
Hardington Marsh
West Mudford
Upper Godney
Closworth
Steart
Woolavington
Glastonbury
Farleigh Hungerford
Burcott
Weston Bampfylde
Kittisford
Cutcombe
Seavington St Michael
Lower Weare
Oldways End
Langford
Stileway
Yeovil Marsh
Horsington
Huxham Green
Nash
Durborough
Coleford Water
Capland
Rimpton
Merridge
Pleamore Cross
Lambrook
Pitcot
Down End
Templecombe
Lower Foddington
South Cheriton
Sticklepath
Bruton
Timberscombe
Fordgate
Lytes Cary
Hardway
Hornsbury
Stone
Bincombe
Shalford
Chesterblade
Brompton Ralph
Silver Street
Royston Water
Nunney Catch
Seavington St Mary
Coxley
Lower Milton
Watchet
Lydford Fair Place
Wayford
Coppits Hill
Ashbrittle
Southay
Crowcombe Heathfield
Croford
Henton
Heathfield
Fyfett
Waterrow
Oxenpill
Cocklake
Appley
Bathealton
Westbury-sub-Mendip
Wagg
Allowenshay
Newport
Withiel Florey
Ford Street
Milborne Port
West Quantoxhead
Combe
Star
Woolmersdon
Fennington
Stockland Bristol
Chillington
East Combe
Huish Champflower
South Barrow
Stratton-on-the-Fosse
Norton Fitzwarren
West Woodlands
East Lydford
New Town
Higher Alham
Cuttiford's Door
Exford
Nyland
Ammerham
Withypool
Screedy
Stoke St Gregory
Sparkford Hill
Clatworthy
North Perrott
Crowcombe
Willand
Wearne
Curland
Westhay
Pylle
Polsham
Worth
Hackness
Stawell
Langley
Cricket St Thomas
Bladon
Howley
Wanstrow
East Woodlands
Little Weston
Nedge Hill
Charlton Mackrell
Cary Fitzpaine
Little Norton
Dillington
Aley
East Lydeard
Overton
Blue Anchor
Stolford
Henstridge
Lydeard St Lawrence
Kingweston
North Petherton
Evercreech
Bilbrook
Thorney
East Lambrook
Chipley
Stogumber
Burnworthy
Shearston
Pecking Mill
Baltonsborough
Clapton
Lower Vagg
Oldford
Exton
Midsomer Norton
East Huntspill
Pendomer
Wootton Courtenay
Burtle
Woolston
Witham Friary
Goathurst
Combwich
Dean
West Newton
Westonzoyland
Wrangway
Urgashay
Bagley
Gurney Slade
Badbury
Wambrook
Cudworth
Limington
Hartford
Bury
Exebridge
Withycombe
Treble's Holford
Vellow
Chilcompton
Hembridge
Lillesdon
West Porlock
Coxbridge
Sigwells
Mudford
Nettlebridge
Oake
Shepton Beauchamp
Newton
Wraxall
Cole Hill
Higher Halsway
Horsington Marsh
Pond Close
Sampford Moor
Lower Westholme
Over Stratton
Broadshard
Shurton
Wells
Maperton
Catsgore
Alston Sutton
Bridgwater
Cat Tail
Ashcott
Badgworth
Elliots Green
Ashill
Cottiford
Cheddar
Cutler's Green
Rhode
Purtington
Binegar
New Cross
Staple Fitzpaine
Lympsham
Clayhanger
Bradley Green
Haybridge
Lower Whatley
Kenny
West Leigh
Catcott
Whitcombe
Withial
Poundisford
Hawkridge
Axbridge
Triscombe
Luccombe
Mattock's Tree Green
Middlezoy
Tatworth
Porlock Weir
Chaffcombe
Northmoor Corner
Brean
West Chinnock
Bedlam
Ashcott Corner
Little Pennard
Luxborough
Fiddington
Crock Street
Edingworth
Hadspen
Angersleigh
Faulkland
Stapley
Spargrove
Wellington
Ashwick
Newtown
Widcombe
Simonsbath
Badger Street
East Nynehead
West Buckland
Haselbury Plucknett
Bradley Cross
Stoke St Michael
Benter
Wigborough
Dulverton
Sellick's Green
Wookey
Ashwell
Woodford
Dundon
Wheddon Cross
Wiveliscombe
Shipham
Charlynch
Plainsfield
Culverhays
Edithmead
Creech St Michael
Otterford
Capton
Bicknoller
Beggearn Huish
Odcombe
Dunball
Rowford
Nunney
Tolland
Donyatt
Thorne Coffin
Pawlett
Splatt
Roadwater
Holton
Stoughton Cross
Barton St David
Godney
Mark Causeway
Cockwood
Rumwell
High Ham
Redlynch
East Town
White Post
Queen Camel
Berkley
Little Moor
Lullington
Burrow
Pitney
Buckland St Mary
Cranmore
Hastings
Henstridge Marsh
Downhead
Norton sub Hamdon
Street Ash
Dunwear
Ashington
Yarrow
Henstridge Bowden
Stamborough
Coxley Wick
Rodhuish
Thurloxton
Wembdon
Huntworth
Park Gate
Elworthy
Isle Brewers
Horton Cross
Cannington
West Town
Gothelney Green
Walpole
Sparkford
Tarnock
Merriott
Alford
Ham Street
Clanville
Highbridge
Yarde
Long Load
Neighbourne
Emborough
Compton Dundon
Camel Hill
Stretcholt
Cushuish
Tivington
Vobster
Wookey Hole
Kibbear
Pitminster
Broomfield
Beckington
Stawley
North Newton
East Cranmore
Pitsford Hill
East Pennard
Huntspill
Shepton Mallet
Little Load
Woolminstone
Churchstanton
Coombe Bottom
Leighton
East Horrington
South Petherton
Dinder
Sutton
Upper Vobster
Hungerford
Sutton Mallet
Nythe
Cockhill
Norton St Philip
Nethercott
Durleigh
Churchtown
Galhampton
Chewton Mendip

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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